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Jeff Tech"The School of Choice"
Aerial view of Jeff Tech Campus

Our School

The Jefferson County-DuBois Area Vocational-Technical School (JEFF TECH) is a comprehensive career and technical high school offering exceptional training in 14 technical training areas. We offer core high school academics alongside CTE and Cooperative Education programs.

Jeff Tech also offers a wide range of adult education opportunities, including full-time, short-term, and online programs. Our Adult Education program provides career training and certifications, which empower graduated adults to become more marketable in the workplace.. 

Our Mission

Jeff Tech's mission is to ensure our students:

  • Graduate with industry-recognized credentials
  • Acquire training in emerging career trends
  • Attain placement in a high-demand career
  • Receive the opportunity for additional educational experience

Joint Operating Committee

The Jeff Tech Joint Operating Committee is comprised of representatives from our four sending school districts. Our board members work together to ensure our students receive the best education possible. The board meets together regularly to make decisions regarding school policies, budget allocations, and program goals.

Our Joint Operating Committee meets according to the schedule listed on this page under Board Meetings and Policies. We encourage parents and community members to attend.

2020–2021 Board Members

2021 Board members pose together

Left to right: Dr. Barry Fillman, Jeff Tech Director; Chad Pearce; Dr. James Brown, Vice-Chairperson; Jeff Madinger; Sam Armagost; George Powers; Dr. Fred Park, Chairperson; Herb McConnell; and Jeff Ginther.

Brockway Representatives

Dr. James Brown
Vice Chairperson
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Jeffrey Ginther
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Robert Cherubini

Brookville Representatives

Dr. Fred Park
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Herb McConnell
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Don Gill

DuBois Representatives

Jeff Madinger, Sr.
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Sam Armagost
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Dustan Dodd

Punxsutawney Representatives

Chad Pearce
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George Powers
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Dr. David Wachob

Chief School Administrator

Dr. Thomas Lesniewski
Punxsutawney Superintendent


R. Edward Ferraro

Ross Ferraro

Jeff Tech is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its activities, programs, or employment practices. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Coordinator Sherry Hasselman by email or at (814) 653-8265, ext. 117. Additional information can be found on the Title IX page. Jeff Tech is continuing to update this website to ADA compliance